Industry veteran Chris Gray joins National Roller Coaster Museum board
PLAINVIEW, Texas – Chris Gray, co-founder and Vice-President of Skyline Attractions will join the National Rollercoaster Museum and Archive board of directors after the passing of NRCMA founding board member, Mark Moore, the founder and President of urethane wheel manufacturer Uremet.
While replacing Mark Moore on the board was difficult, a search ensued to find another industry veteran that shared Moore’s passion and entrepreneurial skills. Chris Gray was immediately identified as a match for Moore’s passion for the industry and NRCMA’s efforts.
“I have known Chris for many years,” Gary Slade, NRCMA Chairman said. “His passion and experience in the industry will greatly benefit our efforts at the National Roller Coaster Museum.”
Gray is a U.S.Navy veteran who has worked in the industry for nearly 20 years. In 1998, Gray founded CMG Models, a photo-realistic attraction model fabrication company for the amusement and architecture industry. He also served as the Procurement and Assembly Director for Great Coasters International, the global wooden coaster manufacturer. During his tenure there, Gray worked on projects around the world including seven of the top 25 wood roller coasters. As co-founder of Skyline Attractions, he now develops experiential rides and games for the amusement industry. Most recently, Skyline has produced the innovative “Strike U Up” and “Spin U Win” ridable, interactive midway games for amusement parks and family entertainment centers.
“Chris has wanted to be part of the board for several years and has waited patiently in the wings. Now we can get him more involved with our projects,” Richard Munch, American Coaster Enthusiasts Founder and NRCMA Historian said. “We look forward to having him bring fresh new ideas to the table and welcome his expertise in model building, as well maybe directing repairs to the many models we have in the archival collection.”
Gray received unanimous approval by the NRCMA board and assumes his position on the board immediately.